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prasanna16391 posted @ 2022-02-21 11:24 AM

auroux - 2022-02-20 7:18 AM

Ah. The problem is that I had honestly NOT noticed the existence of an "About" link or its significance, either on the contest page or in your introduction post (which I must admit I read too quickly). In general, I find the new visual identity of LMI's website a bit difficult to get used to in terms of where to find information. In particular, the dark green navigation bar at the very top of the LMI page had previously almost always been used only for navigation through the site, not to locate important information related to the specific contest one is about to attempt, and it honestly did not occur to me that this might contain a link I should follow before accessing the puzzles. "About" in a menu that normally contains the main LMI navigation bar is something I might have expected to point to general information about LMI. It used to be that all the information that might be needed live during a contest was in the middle of the page _PLUS_ on the IB/PB, so it takes a bit of adjustment to get used to new possibilities about where the information might be found.


That's all fair. I can understand that any time there are changes its difficult to get used to them. What I can promise you is there is value in learning and getting used to these things, because we will be having more such daily online-only contests, and the new website look is here to stay because it aligns more with our approach to be mobile friendly in addition to being good to laptop users too. Maybe some of our regular participants were comfortable and didn't see the need for a change but we are seeing a lot of newer solvers get interested with these changes and hope that the regular ones find them worth adjusting to. Thank you for the open discussion anyway!

Also, we did take in your feedback and have changed "About" to "Rules & Info", hopefully that's clearer now.